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I guess it’s my lack of knowledge but this happens once in a while. I add a text layer but cannot see any text. I drag the layer to the top or create an entire layer for it, but no. It doesn’t appear. I guess I have touched into some button I shouldn’t but cannot figure it out what that would be. Any ideas, anyone? (And the layer isn’t set to invisible, of course)

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This may be a silly suggestion, but had you previously altered the colour of your text such as maybe white text, this will carry over when you make a new text box, just check that your text is reverted to black on white first?


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Not in this illustration at least, but I think I’ve experienced that settings have carried over from a previous illustration, which I think it should not. Anyway, as I don’t have much time, I painted the question mark I needed, but I took a screenshot of it with a text box and the settings for the text. Perhaps it can give a clue... (Hm, couldn’t just paste it here. Need to save it first. Bummer)

 

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15 minutes ago, Wilfred Hildonen said:

Not in this illustration at least, but I think I’ve experienced that settings have carried over from a previous illustration, which I think it should not. Anyway, as I don’t have much time, I painted the question mark I needed, but I took a screenshot of it with a text box and the settings for the text. Perhaps it can give a clue... (Hm, couldn’t just paste it here. Need to save it first. Bummer)

Assuming you have the text layer above the blue rectangle layer (as that will cover/hide your blue text). Check under ,positioning to ensure you haven,t set Horizontal scale to zero. That will make text disappear.

If that isn't the problem perhaps upload the afdesign file and someone will check to see if it is a setting or positioning error.


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Perhaps you meant the highlighted text box when you mentioned the blue rectangle? Anyway, I checked the horizontal scale and it wasn’t set to zero. If it had been, it would have meant that a setting from a previous illustration had been carried over to this which shouldn’t happen, I think. But anyway, here’s the file. 

debatteckning .00-2018.afdesign

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@Wilfred Hildonen It appears that you have dragged the text object horizontal node in the wrong direction, hiding the text. Drag it to the left as shown in screen capture and missing question mark should reappear.


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Yes, that was it! But I cannot understand how that would happen. Well, the reason it might have been turned the wrong way now, is perhaps since I added the question mark again, just for the sake of demonstrating the issue, and then I probably did move the container accidentally - but I thought that when you add a text, the container would be resized automatically so the text would appear. But in this case it clearly didn't, because the question mark was never visible. 
Is there an easy way to reset tools without resetting any preferences?
In some cases, like in this, I start anew using the same "template" you might say, for each time I need to make a new illustration named "debatteckning", but perhaps that is why some changes are transferred from a previous illustration to a new one. But if I just could reset the tools when I start a new one, that could be avoided. 

 

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Not something I have considered before. Maybe someone else has reached experience and can help.

Perhaps something useful here?

 

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Sorry for the late response. Lots of work, but yes, it was definitely something useful there! At the very end of it. That was what I was looking for and which I need to remember when I start a new illustration based on the same saved document. I’m still thinking paper and if I grab a new sheet of paper, it’s blank, isn’t it? But this isn’t. So I need to revert to default each time. Thanks a lot. I had problems with text again today and no matter how I twisted, tweaked and turned properties and everything and anything, it stayed invisible. But revert to default solved it. Phew!

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